Tag - Hardware Compatibility

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Re: External DVD player for Linux

I decided to return the item to eBay.  I shall probably buy a mains-powered DVD reader to display DVDs on a stand-alone desktop monitor.  Such devices will...

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Re: External DVD player for Linux

Hi Graeme.The "hidden" cable has the blue inner that shows it's USB3 and I am guessing that this is the data cable, and that the extra, supplied cable is for...

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Re: External DVD player for Linux

Well at least that's some progress , however I'm a bit confused so a couple of questions firstly this other cable you found is it USB? and if so does that mean...

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Re: External DVD player for Linux

Hi Graeme.Well, this is partly embarassing.  At first none of your tests produced anything, but I've just discovered that there is a secret integral cable...

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Re: External DVD player for Linux

Hi KeithI think it's unlikely the DVD player is incompatible with Ubuntu 20.04, especially if your USB ports are USB 3 and the player is likewise, if I...

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Re: External DVD player for Linux

I had a closer look (ought to have done it earlier!) at the DVD eBay page and it does say USB3.  However, although it lists support for many Windows and Mac...

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Re: External DVD player for Linux

Yeah, if it's a new device I would be somewhat surprised if it was USB2 .. all machines from 2012 (ish) onwards, or maybe even earlier should be USB3, just...

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Re: External DVD player for Linux

Although the USB sockets on the laptop are black rather than the the conventonal blue for USB3, I looked up the specs of my E5570 and sure enough the three USB...

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Re: External DVD player for Linux

Ok .. so .. maybe .. your new device should be USB-3 (or 3.1) and your laptop is "probably" 3.0 (?) and you're using a 2.0 cable. (4 wires instead of 9 in USB...

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Re: External DVD player for Linux

I had to buy one specially as I didn't have one "in stock" - USB type A.  Just the old-fashioned square corner type.  The first DVD player I bought (and didn't...